Wayne Potrue

Freelance Artist & Illustrator

Location:Palatine, Illinois, United States
2 Skills
Wayne Potrue email: wpotrue@sbcglobal.net
3101 Plum Island, cell: 224.489.7333
Northbrook, IL 60062

I am an Illustrator with over 20 years of commercial art experience. I work
Traditionally and digitally depending on project needs. I can bring
ideas to life by creating impactful images to showcase your brand.

Potrue Graphics, Inc. Northbrook, IL 1993-present
IIlustrator, Designer, Art Director
• expert level with Photshop and Illustrator CS3
• strong traditional illustrative skills with paint, pencil, marker
• concept art, realistic or animated finished vector art, toy design,
product design, storyboards, logos, marker renderings, in-store displays,
packaging, medical art, food, figurative art
• idea generation, strategic thinker

The Marketing Store, Lombard, IL
Senior Art Director McDonald’s Happy Meal toy business, 2006-2009
• develop written creative platforms with Marketing
• lead brainstorming sessions
• research trends
• develop mood boards
• ideate and strategize concepts
• sketch concepts and designs
• produce Photoshop final art
• create Powerpoint deck and presentation
• present concepts to McDonald’s and licensor
• oversee final production of finished models
• implemented an intern program with NIU

Creata, Oakbrook Terrace, IL
Toy Designer Happy Meal Toy Designer, 2004-2005
• researched trends and toy properties
• generated quick sketches
• worked within a team environment of artists and engineers
• provided new business ideas and concepts

Davidson Marketing, Chicago, IL 1996-1999
Illustrator/Layout artist
• produced marker comps, layouts and designs for presentations
to clients such as Kellogg’s, Jim Beam, SCJohnson

Waselle Graphics, Chicago, IL 1992-1996
Illustrator (in-house freelancer)
• produced marker comps., storyboards, animatics and finished airbrush art
for Leo Burnett clients such as Philip Morris, McDonald’s, Miller, Oldsmobile

•Northern Illinois University, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Illustration 1989

• 2003 Scholarship winner and recipient at the
Palette & Chisel Academy of Fine Arts
• accepted into Oil painters of America National and regional show

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